Sensors

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The R&S®NRPxxS/SN family of three-path USB and LAN diode power sensors combine accurate and uncomplicated power measurements as well as simple operation on a base unit or a laptop/PC. This family of power meters combines all these characteristics in the R&S®NRX base unit, R&S®NRPV virtual power meter PC software, and a comprehensive portfolio of LAN and USB power sensors. They are ideal for use in production, R&D, and calibration labs, as well as for installation and maintenance tasks.

These speed sensor heads feature low harmonic emission, low flick noise, high sensitivity, CW and pulse mode operation, FCC part 15 compliance, and more. They’re available with various different antenna types, making them versatile for various applications.

The model 7037 from Bird is a precision pulse power sensor is 13.56 MHz sensor with an RF power accuracy of 0.5% maintained across its dynamic range. With its time domain analysis feature, or calibrated view of the RF pulse waveform, this power sensor enables a detailed characterization of high-power pulses and is ideally suited to calibrate RF generators that are essential to semiconductor fabrication.

The Anritsu MA24105A Inline Peak Power Sensor is designed to take accurate average power measurements from 2 mW to 150 W and peak power measurements from 2 W  to 300 W over the frequency range of  350 MHz to 4 GHz. The sensor employs a “dual path” architecture that enables True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range allowing users to measure CW, multi-tone and digitally modulated signals such as LTE, LTE-TDD, GSM/EDGE, CDMA, W-CDMA, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA, WLAN, and LTE. The forward direction path also include a 4 MHz bandwidth channel that has peak and comparator/integrator circuits that add measurement functions such as PEP power, crest factor, CCDF, and burst average power. Another detection circuit on the reverse direction adds reverse power measurement capabilities including reverse power, reflection coefficient (magnitude), return-loss, and SWR. The presence of a micro-controller along with signal conditioning circuitry, ADC, and power supply in the sensor makes it a complete miniature power meter.

RTP4000 true average power sensors provide 80 dB dynamic range and a frequency range down to 4 kHz. Built with Boonton's Real-Time Power ProcessingTM, these sensors deliver 100,000 measurements per second, virtually no gaps in signal acquisition, and zero measurement latency. 

Boonton once again sets the standard for fast RF power measurements with the introduction of its 55 Series Wideband USB power sensors. Built with Boonton's Real-Time Power Processing™ technology (patent pending), this new product line offers speed and accuracy never before seen in a USB form factor. The 55 Series sensors are ideal for manufacturing, design, research, and service in commercial and military applications such as telecommunications, avionics, RADAR, and medical systems. They are the instrument of choice for fast, accurate and highly reliable RF power measurements, equally suitable for product development, compliance testing, and site monitoring applications.

Ducommun’s line of millimeter-wave Doppler and ranging sensors are ideal for automotive radar and Doppler ranging radar applications. They features a compact size, low 1/f noise, high sensitivity, low harmonic and spurious emission, and a circular polarized waveform.

The MA24218A is a power sensor designed with “triple path” architecture that provides True-RMS measurements for CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signals from 10 MHz to 18 GHz over 80 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs high-performance digital processing which enables measurement speeds of >1,600 continuous power readings/s continuous and >11,000 buffered readings/s. It is intended to be used to increase throughput and reduce cost-of-test in any lab, high-volume manufacturing and field environment.